Summer Vacation in India - Manali Summer Vacation in India - Munnar

Summer vacation in India is one of the most exciting events kids look up to. After months of working hard for school and exams, children hope to enjoy the summer holidays with their families. Even adults look forward to the holidays to break the monotony of their mundane work life.

Below are a few examples of the many beautiful places perfect for spending a few days away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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1) Adventure in the hills

India has abundant exquisite hill stations ideal for spending idyllic summer vacations with loved ones.

  • Manali

Nestled in the majestic Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh, Manali offers a perfect escape from the scorching heat of summer. The stunning landscapes of Manali are truly breath-taking. The snow-capped mountains, the glistening rivers, the lush green forests, and the charming villages are a treat for the eyes and the soul. From trekking to paragliding to river rafting, there is no shortage of exciting things to do here. It is an ideal destination for a family summer vacation in India.

Where to stay:  Club Mahindra Snow Peaks, Manali Resort

                      Club Mahindra White Meadows Resort in Manali

  • Munnar

When we talk about the summer holidays, we cannot help but talk about Munnar too. Nestled in the Western ghats of Kerala, Munnar is a picturesque hill station that offers a perfect escape from the heat and humidity of summer. The hill station has several wildlife sanctuaries, including the Eravikulam National Park and the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. These sanctuaries are home to various rare and endangered species, including the Nilgiri Tahr and the Indian Giant Squirrel. You can also explore the tea plantations, enjoy trekking, and experience the local culture. Munnar is one of the best places to visit in summer in India with family due to its pleasant weather and many things to see and do.

Where to stay:  Club Mahindra Munnar Resort in Kerala

                       Club Mahindra Mount Serene, Munnar Resort

  • Sikkim

Sikkim offers a unique blend of natural beauty, culture, and adventure. The hill station provides plenty of opportunities for adventure activities. From trekking to river rafting to mountain biking, there is no shortage of exciting things to do here. The beautiful hill station celebrates several festivals during the summer months, including the famous International Flower Festival in Gangtok. These festivals offer a glimpse into the vibrant and colourful culture of the region.

Where to stay:  Club Mahindra Resort - Le Vintuna, Gangtok

                       Club Mahindra Resort – Royal Demazong Gangtok

  • Ooty

Ooty is a charming hill station in the Southern state of Tamil Nadu, making it an ideal destination for summer vacations in India. The ‘Queen of Hills’ enjoys a mild and pleasant climate throughout the year, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 20°C during summer. The cool and refreshing weather is perfect for a break from other parts of India's hot and humid summer weather. Ooty has a rich cultural heritage, with several historic sites and museums to explore. The Botanical Gardens, the Ooty Lake, and Doddabetta Peak are some of the top tourist attractions in the area.

Where to stay:  Club Mahindra Resort – Derby Green, Ooty

                       Club Mahindra Resort – Danish Villa, Ooty

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Summer Vacation in India - Ooty Summer Vacation in India - Udaipur

2) Explore the cultural heritage of India

India is a nation steeped in rich and diverse cultural heritage. During the delightful summer vacation, there are numerous ways to explore and immerse oneself in its magnificence.

  • Udaipur

Udaipur, also known as the ‘City of Lakes,’ is a beautiful destination to visit during the summer vacation. The city in Rajasthan has a rich history and is home to several historical landmarks, such as the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, and Fateh Sagar Lake. These landmarks provide an insight into the city's past and are a must-visit for history buffs. Although summers in Udaipur can be hot, there are still plenty of things to see and do that make it a worthwhile destination for a summer vacation. So, pack your bags and head to Udaipur to experience its culture, history, and natural beauty.

Where to stay: Club Mahindra Udaipur Resort in Rajasthan

  • Bangalore

If you’re wondering where to spend the summer holidays in India, Bangalore is the perfect city! Unlike many other parts of India, Bangalore has relatively pleasant weather during the summer season. The city's location on the Deccan Plateau ensures that the temperature stays moderate, making it the perfect escape from the scorching heat of other cities. The ‘Silicon Valley of India’ is home to several historical landmarks such as the Bangalore Palace, Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, and the Bull Temple. Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Cubbon Park, and Bannerghatta National Park are some of the popular attractions that one can visit to experience the city's natural beauty.

Where to stay: Eagleton Golf Resort, Bengaluru

  • Jodhpur

Jodhpur, also known as the ‘Blue City’ due to the blue-painted houses in the old city, is a fascinating destination to visit during the summer vacation. The Mehrangarh Fort is one of India's most prominent forts and a must-visit attraction in Jodhpur. During the summer, the fort is less crowded, allowing visitors to explore the complex at their own pace. The stunning Umaid Bhawan Palace is home to the royal family of Jodhpur. You can explore the palace's museum, which houses an impressive collection of artefacts and memorabilia.

Where to stay: Pratap Niwas Resort in Jodhpur

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Summer Vacation in India - Goa Summer Vacation in India - Ganpatipule

3) Sand and Sea

With their warm weather, beautiful ocean views, and opportunities for swimming, surfing, sunbathing, and other water activities, beaches are famous for summer trips with your family.

  • Pondicherry

Located on the Southeast coast of India, Pondicherry is known for its picturesque beaches, colonial architecture, and unique blend of Indian and French culture. In addition to its cultural and historical attractions, Pondicherry boasts several beautiful beaches, including Promenade Beach, Paradise Beach, and Serenity Beach. You can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and water sports at these beaches or relax and enjoy the stunning views of the Bay of Bengal.

Where to stay:  Club Mahindra Puducherry Resort in Manapet

  • Cherai

Cherai is a beautiful beach destination in Kerala. Its captivating coastline, known for its pristine sands and crystalline waters, is a place of respite and relaxation, ideal for basking in the sun's warming rays and immersing oneself in the tranquil sea. The adventurous can engage in exhilarating water sports, such as jet skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides, or embark on a boat ride through the serene backwaters of Kerala, to witness the unique flora and fauna of the region. Though the summer months in Cherai may be hot and humid, the gentle sea breeze and the refreshing waters of the Arabian Sea provide a much-needed respite.

Where to stay:  Club Mahindra Cherai, near Kochi resort in Kerala

  • Goa

Sun-kissed beaches, verdant landscapes, and vibrant culture - a summer vacation in Goa promises to be an experience of a lifetime! From the bustling Anjuna Beach to the tranquil Palolem Beach, you can indulge in sunbathing, swimming, surfing, and other water activities. The beach shacks and restaurants offer an array of delicious seafood and refreshing drinks, making it the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the coastal lifestyle.

Where to stay:  Club Mahindra Varca Beach Resort

                       Club Mahindra Emerald Palms Resort

                        Club Mahindra Acacia Palms

  • Ganpatipule

Ganpatipule is a beautiful coastal town located in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. It is known for its serene beaches, lush greenery, and rich history. The city is home to several ancient temples, including the famous Ganpatipule temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. You can take a tour of these temples and learn about their significance. The Jaigad Fort is a popular tourist attraction near Ganpatipule. It offers stunning views of the Arabian Sea and the surrounding countryside. The nearby hills of the town provide some excellent trekking opportunities, where you can explore the lush green forests and scenic landscapes. Maharashtra is known for its delicious cuisine, and Ganpatipule is no exception. Try the local seafood and other delicacies, such as vada pav, misal pav, and ukadiche modak. If you're feeling adventurous, try your hand at water sports such as jet skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides.

Where to stay: Courtyard Resort and Spa, Ganpatipule – an affiliate of Club Mahindra

Spending your summer holidays with Club Mahindra resorts can be an excellent option for those looking for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation experience. Club Mahindra resorts open a universe of experiences so you can smartly spend your much-awaited summer vacations with your family.

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About Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 290,000 members , who can holiday at 140+ resorts in India and abroad.

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